Suzy Q
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Suzy Q asked in Pregnancy & ParentingBaby Names · 2 years ago

Do parents really call their daughter Buffy?

Did they before Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Or did Josh Whedon invent the name?

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  • GB
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    There used to be a singer called 'Buffy Sainte-Marie.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    "Buffy" could be termed as the goofiest nicknames for Elizabeth.  So perhaps most parents will avoid calling their daughter by this nickname.

  • Kevin
    Lv 5
    2 years ago

    Buffy is a nn for Elizabeth probably from Biff/Biffy

    Personally I’ve never known anyone named Buffy

  • 2 years ago

    Buffy is an uncommon nickname of Elizabeth,Whedon just cut to the chase.

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  • sarah
    Lv 5
    2 years ago

    The only thing I've ever heard called Buffy (outside of that show and a kid in a fictional novel) was a Pekingese.

  • 2 years ago

    There were girls names Buffy way before the TV show

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Growing up in the 70's I had a friend named Sandra and her nn was Buffy.

  • 2 years ago

    A few do

  • helene
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Whedon didn't invent squat. The nickname has been around a long time.

    There was a TV show in the 1960s called "Family Affair." One of the characters was a little girl named Buffy.

    Edit: I just found out that Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Queen Elizabeth II's late mother) was called Buffy as a child, so we're talking early 1900's now.

  • 2 years ago

    Buffy is generally a nickname for Elizabeth, and predates Buffy the Vampire Slayer by probably many, many generations.

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